Lopez also included more use of the percussion and brass instruments such as the tuba, trombone, trumpet and horn making the suspense grow. The upper stringed instruments complimented the flute very nicely since they both have that soothing sound. This piece consisted of two different movements. The second part of it was a lot more allegro, upbeat, and energized. It symbolized the eternal love that no one, not even a powerful king, could take away.
The final poem of significance is Jazzonia, in which Hughes experiments with literary form to transform the act of listening to jazz into an ahistorical and biblical act. Neglecting form, it is easy to interpret the poem shallowly as a simple depiction of a night-out in a cabaret with jazz whipping people into a jovial frenzy of singing and dancing. But, the poem possesses more depth, when you immerse yourself in the literary form. The first aspect of form to interrogate is the couplet Hughes thrice repeats: “Oh, silver tree!/Oh, shining rivers of the soul!” Here, we see the first transformation. The “silver tree” alludes to an instrument used to perform jazz (probably a saxophone).
As the major story plot in the prose, the steady life of narrator and free life of Sonny are the representations of the steady bass clef and boogied treble clef respectively in piano blues (Harrison, 2013). Altogether, these two clefs compose a tune of a piece of piano music, just as the plot of the story. Conclusion Sound is inescapable. As a type of sound, music is perfectly infiltrated and combined with a well-constructed story plot prompted by brotherhood and redemption. In this way, Baldwin successfully portraits the new form of jazz, the minority music in the 50s in America alongside with the protagonists’ internal struggles and evolvements.
Best explained, a great way to describe Holiday’s legacy, “It’s impossible to imagine American music without Holiday. Few singers who followed her in jazz would fail to cite her influence. But more remarkably, her influence has spread well beyond jazz” (Layman, 2015). In addition, author Will Layman wrote a well stated article in which it said, “Holiday was the among the first singers to exploit completely the opportunities for singing intimately with a microphone. She purred into it, but even when she cried out a song, it was in relation to the mic, to how it could pick up the nuances in her sound.
1. Alexander’s Ragtime Band was composed by Irving Berlin and performed by The Andrews Sisters. The style of music is jazz music. The melody goes by piano and singer, and harmony goes by bass, trumpet and harmony singer. The tempo was going little fast on this song and the meter measured by 4/4 times.
The first jazz work considered more than just dance music, this piece brought attention to Ellington 's genius in orchestration. Its "A" Section has the first melody, a dirge-like minor key, and piano accents. Section "B1" has the second melody in a major key, with variations and blues-like accents and growls, and section "B2" presents a variation on the second melody. Section "C" features sustained trumpet, high notes, and growls. Section "D" provides a piano solo.
Langston Hughes employs many poetic devices throughout his poem. He uses imagery when he says “from the trumpet at his lips/is ecstasy” (22-23) which is visually descriptive when he describes the beautiful music that his trumpet creates. When he wrote “mixed with liquid fire” (20) he used an oxymoron because fire is not liquid. He compared his hair to black and used a simile when he said “patent - leathered now/until it gleams/like jet” (13-16). Throughout his poem he uses the word “negro” several times as an assonance because he wanted to emphasize the point that it is not any man playing the trumpet it is a “negro” playing the trumpet.
As soon as the concert started I was utterly ravished by the opening number. The only popular symphonic orchestra in New York-- the New York Pops presented one of Billy Strayhorn's jazz classics, Take the a Train, took me traveling through big apple, down into the eastern Brooklyn, up into the northern Manhattan. The jazzy vibe, gosh, killed me softly. The reason why I chose a Jazz concert for my concert report was because I was also very fond of Jazz. I liked the feeling that Jazz provided.
The combinations composed individual performances that were favorite to his fans. • Duke Ellington’s music had exceptional musical personalities, whom he had recognized their talents and exclusively wrote for them. This made his sounds unique, and could never give the same resonance when played by other bands. • The music was rich in harmony, a characteristic that was uncommon in the music produced in the Swing Era. Ellington managed to develop unique harmony with unusual chord progressions.